Brendon Gooch Signs with Free Agency Basketball
Free Agency Basketball is excited to announce the signing of 6-6 small forward Brendon Gooch from NCAA Div. 2 McKendree University. Gooch attended the Free Agency/SBS Pro Workout in April and was very impressive. In 2021-22 at McKendree he averaged 10.0 points per game and 5. 6 rebounds. He also shot 75.4% from the free throw line and 34% from the 3pt. line.
He appeared and started in 17 games in 2020-21 and recorded 250 points with an average of 14.7 PPG.. He led the Bearcats and the GLVC with 51 three-pointers with a 45.5 shooting percentage, which was ranked No.4 in the GLVC; led the team with 130 rebounds for an average 7.6 per game, which was ranked No.5 in the GLVC; and third on the team with a 88.2 free throw percentage, which was ranked No.4 in the GLVC. He set a season-high 22 points and 15 rebounds at Drury on January 6 2021. He recorded five double-doubles during the season... named Second Team All-GLVC.
Before McKendree he played three seasons at NCAA Div. 1 Southern Illinois. He played high school basketball at Althoff Catholic High School. He was born in Belleville, Illinois.
"David Gonzalez (President Free Agency Basketball/FIBA Agent) and I are really excited about Brendon. We know he understands the game and is a great person. He played for Coach George Suggs at McKendree and the coaching staff only has great things to say about him. "I really liked Brendon at our workout in Louisville in April. He shoots the basketball at a high level with deep range and understands the game well. Also, he has been very professional in all of our talks etc. since the workout. I think he can be a very good overseas basketball player with huge upside. Anyone who has played that well in one of the toughest D2 conferences (GLVC) in the country can play" said Michael Stinnett (Free Agency Director of Scouting.
*Gooch already has offer to play for next season.
*Free Agency will have several signing announcements over the next few weeks.
*Gooch Hi-Light https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGoat42aROI